Obe­sity, In­flam­ma­tion, … and Gar­lic?

Better Nutrition - - TREND WATCH -

Ac­cord­ing to re­searchers at the Univer­sity of Florida In­sti­tute of Food and Agri­cul­tural Sciences, Gainesville, sup­ple­ment­ing with Aged Gar­lic Ex­tract ( AGE) helps re­duce in­flam­ma­tion as­so­ci­ated with obe­sity and im­proves sev­eral other obe­sity- re­lated health mark­ers. Re­searchers re­cruited 51 healthy, yet obese, adults and di­vided them into two groups— one tak­ing 3.6 grams of Ky­olic AGE pow­der daily, and an­other a placebo. At the end of the six- week trial, mark­ers for in­flam­ma­tion were sig­nif­i­cantly lower in those tak­ing AGE than in the placebo group. The study was pub­lished in the April is­sue of Clin­i­cal Nu­tri­tion ESPEN.

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